Chap. XXIX. Of the Poverty and Pride of Diogenes. Diogenes the Sinopean used to say of himself, that he fulfilled and suffered the imprecations mentioned in the Tragedy, being a Vagabond, destitute of a house, deprived of his country, a Beggar, ill clothed, having his livelihood onely from day to day : And yet he was more pleased with this condition, then Alexander with the command of the whole World, when having conquered the Indians he returned to Babylon.
Source: Thomas Stanley, translator (1665) Claudius Aelianus His Various History